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Forum: Other topics 02-04-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Funny, but I discussed this topic with the...

Funny, but I discussed this topic with the 50-year-old FIOs installer just two weeks ago. He was trying to advise his college-aged daughter on a career choice, and after he described her being back...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,565
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I am assuming you have sufficiently planned...

I am assuming you have sufficiently planned monthly cash flow and capital preservation and appreciation to retire in an OK but not spectacular style in the U.S. but you are only using the lower cost...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-23-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,565
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Oh, that's going to be a problem because I plan...

Oh, that's going to be a problem because I plan to live for another 200 years.

That's why I plan to live on 1/2 of my income even in retirement. Otherwise, I would have left already.
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,184
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I find these artificial definitions to be a bit...

I find these artificial definitions to be a bit meaningless at best and quite detrimental at the worst. It's the like the do you consider yourself rich threads and the how low is your withdrawal rate...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-22-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Ozzie, sorry for sidetracking your discussion,...

Ozzie, sorry for sidetracking your discussion, but every one of these overseas thread seems to get side tracked this way. It's not surprising considering most of the people who can ditch everything...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I can see that this thread is going to degenerate...

I can see that this thread is going to degenerate into another soon-to-be-closed thread if we continue down this path of discussion. Let's just put it this way, when the other side has most of the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I see and I agree with your point, but I think I...

I see and I agree with your point, but I think I may have been a bit vague with my references. The ability to fish refers to the ability to attract other women.

By moving to a lower-cost area,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Well, how about in order of importance 1) the...

Well, how about in order of importance 1) the economic opportunity of being able to fully retire in one's 40s instead of in one's 50s, 2) more social opportunity with friends, 3) more social...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I spent most of yesterday reading Best Places to...

I spent most of yesterday reading Best Places to Live in Southeast Asia on Social Security or pension. Living in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam. Best places to retire....
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-16-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,758
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Exactly. 15 minutes on my iPhone app while I am...

Exactly. 15 minutes on my iPhone app while I am on the can every morning, and I got all I need.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-15-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,419
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Thread jack alert: So what does a tornado and a...

Thread jack alert: So what does a tornado and a marriage in common? In the beginning, there is a lot of blowing and sucking, but at the end someone loses a house.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,107
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Thanks. I recently sprained my back carrying a...

Thanks. I recently sprained my back carrying a bunch of construction debris to the dumpster. I worsen my back problem by spending too much time reclining in my sofa. I saw your ice advice, and it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-04-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I finally waded through the first 4 pages of the...

I finally waded through the first 4 pages of the Hua Hin Forum discussion that you posted. Wow, the high end is 200k baht/month or $6,666 USD/month. Any time budget discussions come up on these...
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I hope she likes the county jail's amenities, or...

I hope she likes the county jail's amenities, or is the fact that a woman puts you in a hospital not a crime worth punishing?
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Yeah, I agree. Keep it on topic. I had to pay for...

Yeah, I agree. Keep it on topic. I had to pay for the immaturity of some posters when I asked for verification of apartment costs and the other posters started measuring wedding dresses for their new...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-28-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,315
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Anyone gave any thought to managing the business...

Anyone gave any thought to managing the business remotely especially those who are buying in las Vegas? Tryan tried it a while back and said that having a property manager really ate into his profits...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-24-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,419
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Had one of those. She did help me learn lots of...

Had one of those. She did help me learn lots of Spanish. It was an immersion program and a half. However, I don't think that's a realistic option even here in Florida because most of the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-23-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,656
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Excerpt from the article: True...

Excerpt from the article:




True enough. Now that I am working for myself. My days alternate between, "Yipee, I am going to be so rich!" to "Crap, this is how people go bankrupt" in the matter...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,315
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Damn it, Calmloki. You and Tryan are supposed to...

Damn it, Calmloki. You and Tryan are supposed to be the Yodas of investment properties. Please get back to our regular programming of spreadsheets and numbers. LOL.
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,252
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
For my exit interview, I had the fortune of doing...

For my exit interview, I had the fortune of doing it online (or maybe they couldn't spare the human resource to interview a dirt-level PM). LOL. I was tempted to write, "I am voting with my feet....
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,315
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
I know what I am about to trot out is OLD news,...

I know what I am about to trot out is OLD news, but I am surprised that the vacation home tangent has no numbers. Before I buy a property, I use the following simple spreadsheet. I can't copy a...
Forum: Young Dreamers 06-23-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,252
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
It's not much better. LOL. Imagine people...

It's not much better. LOL.

Imagine people from other divisions who sit in the same building coming over to your area to ask if your group has been eliminated. Nope, they have not been fired. They...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,315
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Read the books recommended by Nords, and then bug...

Read the books recommended by Nords, and then bug Tryan on PM until his ears and your finger tips fall off, then invite Tryan to lunch and talk until both of your faces are blue and the wait staff...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-03-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,303
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
Hm...I drove around for 7 years in a 2002 Dodge...

Hm...I drove around for 7 years in a 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport from 2002-2009 and used a piece of cardboard to firm up the cushion because the non-height-adjustable seat had developed a depression...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-03-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,252
Posted By BunsGettingFirm
If you have to take a piece of useless furniture,...

If you have to take a piece of useless furniture, then at least make sure that it matches the existing color scheme. There is nothing worse than a useless piece of furniture that also clashes. Been...
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